Shirt + Jacket = Shacket!

A "shacket" is a garment that's too heavyweight to be a shirt and too lightweight to be a jacket. Perfect for layering, and oh, so practical, the shacket is making its way across womenswear and menswear this fall.

How to Paint a Pumpkin

When it’s that time of year, paint your pumpkin right. Key to painting a pumpkin that will last longer and withstand the weather better is to first, seal the pumpkin

Recipe for Taco Soup

Do you have a favorite slow cooker recipe? I certainly do. Taco Soup! Although, I’m not sure if it’s a soup. It’s more like chili. So super easy to assemble.

Peacocks, Peahens & Primm

Did you know? The collective term for peacocks and peahens is peafowl. A family of peafowl is called a bevy, ostentation, muster, and/or party. Males are peacocks. Females are peahens.

Hottest Summer Color for 2019? Pantone’s Living Coral

I’ve been watching this evolve since Fall 2018 . . . I wrote about coral and pink in combination on my Fb.com/JulieValerieAuthor page last December. If you visit my page,